Ryan Hill Updates His Status

Ryan Hill committed to the Hurricanes towards the end of the season and many wondered how UM's coaching situation might impact his choice.

"I love Coach Soldinger and everything," Hill said. "Actually, he called me right after he got let go and we talked. He understands that it's all part of the business. He told me that UM is still where I need to end up and that they have a real strong team coming back and that it's something I should still want to be a part of. We have a good relationship but Coach Walton kinda took over during the season. He came to my house yesterday."

During that in-home visit, Hill made it very clear where he stands with his status.

"I'm all Miami," he said. "I'm a Hurricane -- it's 100-percent. Aint nothing gonna change my mind. It's done. It's still a great program with a good opportunity for me to go in and play right away. I really like Coach Walton and I'm really excited about our future."

Ryan Hill, a full academic qualifier, spent a week in California for the All-Star game there last week. He enjoyed it.

"It was a real nice experience," he said. "That was a nice place to visit and everything but it's not a place where I'd want to live. I had fun meeting all the other top players and hanging out with them. I was pushing Miami hard man. I was talking to CJ Spiller. He's coming on the visit with me and Sam (Shields). I talked to Sam about four days ago and he's still solid. Me, him, and Javarris James are doing everything we can to hold things together from out side."

Interestingly, Hill competed at safety most of last week. He even started the game at that spot after playing cornerback most of his prep career.

"I'm up to 191 now and I'll probably get even bigger," he said. "Chavez Grant's committed. I know they're working hard on Jai Eugene. If they want me to play safety, I'll do it. I'll play wherever. It's all up to the coaches. They'll know what's best. I'm just excited about getting down to Miami. I'm actually taking an unofficial visit down there this week. I'm leaving tomorrow to go down there with my coach and my God brother."

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